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M92 - SIREN, COURTIER AND AEGEAN SEA HORSE -2008 / Other / 127 x 85 cm or 50 x 33,4 inches / 6850 USD

Description: MINOAN / Bent frame / (Text translated by Google) / No wonder revisit the theme of the sea for a table Minoan, when we know that the Cretans were known since antiquity as rough sailors. The first thalassocracy would be that of King Minos, with a powerful fleet, he would, according to Thucydides, established his dominance over the Cyclades and the Aegean served pirates. Other sources, present the Cretan sailors as pirates of the Aegean Sea. Returning to our table and its interpretation. The situation in which there are three characters seems easy: A mermaid welcomed with open arms a Minoan come to join in its waters. When the presence of the seahorse, it is assigned for more than 4,000 years in its representation on Minoan seals holy! We can only wonder about the significance of three hearts in bracelets worn around a wrist of our courtier. In fact, for reasons unexplained to this day, often appear on Minoan characters naked, detached or hip, thigh or the right or left, three strips of material indefinable. These have been deliberately turned into three bracelets. When the eggs hatch seems the seabed, this can be a good omen for the artist, since it is the monogram Philhelm. Three strips: You will find them on other tables: Combat Minoan "," Fight singular at Knossos, "Scene of fight from Hagia Triada," ...

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Name   : PHILHELM Philhelm
Location: STRASBOURG  
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In actual fact, I want to tell you without misrepresentation, the whole story of Philhelm, which begins in Alsace (It was still a Germanic country and will become French only in 1678!) in the castle of Lichtenberg, on April 23rd 1616, when the seven-year-old Balthasar Helmlinger, loses the Monogram of his eponymy descendant. This ordinary but nevertheless very serious incident in the distant past will set in motion the artistic calling of one of his descendants, ten generations later! This contemporary painter, born in Strasbourg in 1943, has only exhibited his work twice in his life (1999 and 2001) and only at the "International Biennial Event of Contemporary Art of Florence" which awarded him in 1999 the Prize of the City of Florence. So that the ordinary people be completely disorientated, so that it will let the story of the past enter him torpidly, by going back the furthermost possible or else it will never pierce the heart of his paintings, to seek there the secret causes of things.
Philhelm declines the colors in a correspondence with the images and original writings to a small history of the past, in wich his monogram was always present as an archetype. This revival for a few years, he has tried to reveal it because the Gods came one day to its meeting ! They deigned to present him their messengers like a hero accompanied with their sphinges : Let them forgive him, if he dares to quote them in the enjoyement of his heart, even if he put no bad shame to ask them for grace. If he tries to make reappear by its legends, some bits of a lost knowledge, and really immortal and sacred, he owes it only with work of fort many archaeologists and historians. He makes no vanity of his work. If he had his whole life, believe not produce anything good and beautiful, he feels no less real joy and deep taste that he recognizes and admires beautiful and great at others, had they been Etruscan, Cretan, Assyrian or Sumerian ?

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